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Jan 10, 2013 11:30am PST
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KOFY
Jan 8, 2013 11:30am PST
magazine clips. >> two days after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, president obama issued a call to action. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> dealers say the threat of stricter gun[éx c!, u.u.] contrd a surge in sales. >> should anything change, they have what they need. >> vice president biden is heading up the effort. at white house he will meet with victims groups and gun rights advocates. >> you can see more of the exclusive interview with congresswoman gabrielle giffords tonight on "world news" at 5:30 right here on abc7. >> most north koreans have never accessed the internet but today the government showed plenty the google c.e.o. schmidt and bill richardson showing students surfing the web and using goon. schmidt is a long time advocate of internet freedom but the access is rare and limited to nose only with gun permission. >> and leigh glaser is here with mike nicco. >> we have been in the fog today. i will show you the east bay right now from our high definition camera, looking on the valley there. the good news is a lost this is lifting
KOFY
Jan 7, 2013 11:30am PST
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ABC
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama's cabinet. >> the leadership changes that could spark a big >> happening now, president obama is announcing leadership changes in his cabinet. some are already proving to be controversial. our reporter is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> the last hour, president obama announced the nomination for two very important cabinet positions. republican chuck hagel for secretary of against and john brennan for director of the c.i.a. both picks are criticized by both parties. decorated vietnam veteran and former nebraska senator hagel has made comments not forgotten and could lead to tough questioning and a long confirmation process. back in 2010 he called the troop surge in iraq a "mistake," drawing criticism great his party. today, president obama stands by his decision saying "chuck hagel is the leader our troops deserve identity noting the involvement with the v.a. and uso he would be the first of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretary whose have been wounded in war. and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. as i saw during
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
-doping effort. >>> joe biden says he will deliver gun control recommendations to president obama by tuesday. he says federal task force to curb violence has been productive. he met with representatives of nra and walmart. >> there is an emerging set of recommendations not coming from me but coming from the groups we've met with. i'm going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and type of weapons that can be owned. >> biden said they agreed on conducting universal background checks. nra says gun rights and will cite attempts to limit law abiding americans from buying guns. >> evangelical pastor chosen to give the benediction for president obama's inaugural after anti-gay remarks surfaced. he says prayer would be overshadowed by his past comments. the president will use two bibles for his swearing. he will use both martin luther king travels bible and the one used by president lincoln. mr. obama used it four years ago. >> president obama nominated his chief of staff jack lew to serve as next treasury-secretary. he touted his past work. the budget ran a surplus du
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 2:00am PST
, the bay area schools to ouch what. and the big week ahead for president obama and why replacing some of his cabinet members could be a huge undertaking. plus it was supposed to be a flash mob, instead turned into chaos. the mall brawl that has become a worldwide warning. and later a new flu epidemic. the earliest and i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and yo
ABC
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. and the big week ahead for president obama and why replacing some of his cabinet members could be a huge undertaking. plus it was supposed to be a flash mob, instead turned into chaos. the mall brawl that has become a worldwide warning. and later a new flu epidemic. the earliest and >>> president obama will return to work at the white house in the morning. the president faces a long to do list as he gets ready to start his second term. that work includes replacing two key members of his cabinet. abc news reporter chuck sievertson has more. jay for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns from hawaii to a climate that is chilly in more ways than one. he reportedly has chosen the republican senator chuck heigle to replace leon panetta as secretary of defense. hiegle would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is already running an ad against heigle. >> for secretary of defense, chuck heigl se not a responsible option. >> even the top senate republican is holding back judgments.
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
meeting and the timeline president obama is urging to get new gun legislation into law. >> one of the newest city council members in oakland wants do use a controversial police tactic to get guns off the street. gallo says he supports strategies that include stop and frisk. police have the authority to stop and frisk someone if they have suspicion the person is breaking the law or armed. opponents say officers take the practice too far and a judge rules similar program in new york city was unconstitutional. >> candlelight vigil is planned outside st. francis hospital for a young mother set on fire, starr lamare. she will be in the hospital for severe burns for the face and throat. the boyfriend set her on fire and remains in the san francisco county jail facing charges of arson and attempted murder. >> we have traffic and weather together next on abc7 news. the san mateo bridge shows track looking to be heavier now but still flowing. it is not foggy this morning but it could get wet today. certainly we have the cold air coming in and mike nicco will have the forecast and the commu
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act. the vice president is bringing together all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts for a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden meets this week with people on both sides of the gun debate: victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action but includes mental health issues, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam. she and her husband have launched an effort to push action on questions of mental health, high capacity gun magazines and background checks on purchases. >> i bou
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
out of the trip. >> and president obama tour with one of his new 1111 >>> a judge ordered archdiocese of los angeles to release the name of kaj click church leaders involved in child molestation cases this stems from a settlement. part of the settlement required the archdiocese to release documents and personnel files n 2010 a judge said names of higher ups could be blacked out but today alcz judge overrule that had decision. the documents expected to be released this month. >> google chairman has landed in north korea with a group looking to free an american being held by isolated nation. schmidt is part of a the group plans to look at north korea's tech landscape where people have limited internet access. schmidt not talking about his role on the trip but richardson did speak with reporter autos this is a private humanitarian visit. we're here as individual american citizens looking at the situation. we're going ask about the detainee that is here. ç no control over where they will go and what they can see. the state department emphasized the visit. >> president obama made two ag
ABC
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> thank you, francis. back to you in just a bit. >>> as president obama returns to washington and to a new congress, some old familiar issues still have to be resolved. about an hour ago air force one landed at andrews air force base in maryland. the obamas returning from their rayian holiday which was interrupted by the fiscal cliff negotiations. president obama's weekly although address repeated that he will not negotiate raising the debt limit to raise bills congress has already racked up. you may recall last year that resulted in the nation's credit rating taking a dive. and the congressional debate over taxes versus spending is anything but over. >>> we are talking about looking at the tax code, putting everything on the table from the standpoint of closing loopholes. and we know that we can do that. special subsidies for big oil, for example, $38 billion right there. >> and meanwhile republican leaders coming off the fiscal cliff agreement feel the issue of taxation is now resolved and it's time to focus on reducing the federal deficit by spending less. senate majority leader mit
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
californians may be a year away under federal](z affordable care act. obama administration gave approval to set up a health benefits exchange onion line marketplace called covered california consumers can buy private coverage. >> this is a big milestone z says that the federal government looked at our plans and said we're good to go. >> the approval opens the door for companies to start bidding for a place on the exchange. plans are supposed to be affordable because they'll be competing for more customers. even those with preexisting conditions. defending -- depending on income level, federal subsidies will be available. >> you'll get as good or better price through covered california whether a subsidy or not than you'd possibly get anywhere in the market. >> is it good coverage? >> it's going to be great coverage. >> skeptics worry about the cost of mandated coverage and how much penalties will be for those who don't have insurance and choose not to get it. >> let's say in terms of $221 a month penalty is $90 a month. think bit. think about what you would rather pay. >> she is
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 4:30am PST
learned president obama will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense today. the president is expected to make the nomination official this morning at 10:00 our time confirming the 66-year-old hagel to replace panetta. that could be a browsing fight. hagel is a decorated veteran, who also served in the senate from the late 1990's to 2008. the president is expected to name counterterrorism advisor john brennan to lead the c.i.a. >> it is 4:36. federal regulators are expected to announce a $10 billion foreclosure settlement with banks. "new york times" reports that 14 banks have agreed to the deal providing $6 billion to help homeowners endanger of losing homes and $3.75 billion provides cash relief to americans who dealt with foreclosure in 2009 and to 10. >> pucks will drop again this week now that the national hockey league and the players have reached a deal to end a lockout. the agreement means that the sharks fans could see the team return to the ice in the next few days. merchants get a huge financial boost now that thousands of hungry fans
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am PST
keep an eye out for anything suspicious. >> president obama welcomes afghan president karzai to the white house this morning to discuss the future of the united states role in afghanistan. he made the rounds in washington yesterday attending a working dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and he visited the pentagon where he was greeted by defense secretary panetta and other top military officials. sources say karzai arrived with a wish lit of military equipment including drones and helicopters and other hardware to ensure afghanistan security when nato forces leave at the end of next year. >> frigid out there when you are outside and you need the heater on in the car. >> what a way to wake up. >> what are we facing? >> colder temperatures this morning and colder tomorrow morning. outside i will show what you is going on, a little frost out there driving into work. my thermometer was down to 28 in san ramon valley. from the east bay hills, it is clear. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar but there are a few high clouds right this. that is also helping to keep the temper
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
children can get flu shots for free. >>> new this morning, president obama is talking about a timetable for ending america's involvement in the war in afghanistan. the president has invited afghanistan's president, karzai, to the white house to discuss an exit strategy. in the coming months they will allow the next phase of the draw down, allowing afghan force to take the lead in securing their country. he said by the end of 2014 america's war in afghan is stan will be over with length of work to be done at home. >> the nation we need to rebuild is our own. as we do, we have to take care of our troops and veterans who fought in our name. we have to group economy and shrink our deficits. create new jobs and boost family incomes. we have to fix our infrastructure and our immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> the republican response by nebraska senator deb fischer recalls for reducing the deficit by cutting social programs while preserving the nation's military
ABC
Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
session of congress. president obama won, you'll recall with 62 more electoral votes than he needed to win. here is a final vote count of the popular count. which was most closer. >> facebook getting into the phone business, sort of. the social network has become the place to share your thoughts and now, your voice. it's called messenger but couldn't do anything you couldn't already do. >> i'm just ewing facebook messener option. >> she is sending by recording her voice. you press to record, then let go to send. >> so it's really easy to send record a voice mail and send it and match up a voice mail. so easy to do that. >> it's a novelty some said they'd have fun with. >> send your dad a voice and say it's a text message. >> this is personal. >> yes. personal during holidays. >> but bigger news is a feature facebook claims is rolling out. three phone calls. >> to connect you don't need numbers then. a lot of people would find value in that. they might not have a number but be facebook friends at them. wot toth idea of making phone calls. some said the biggest concern was privacy. >> so
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 5:00am PST
searching for the suspect. >> president obama will make a nomination for the secretary of defense and some republicans are opposed to one of >> live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> it is 5:29 on monday morning. time to get out, get out of bed. thanks for joining us, i am kristen sze. >> thanks for reminding me. after a week's vacation time to get up. now, where the fog is this morning and we are looking for the ice. >> it is not just your foggy head it is really foggy. >> tough coming off vacation, isn't it? i am sure a lot of people feel the same. we have live doppler 7 hd. it is dry. it do not mean there is no moisture, but this is in the form of fog with quarter mile visibility at livermore and gained visibility at napa and santa rosa flirting with freezing temperatures. i am worried about black ice inland valley. it will warm up nicely, 49 to 53 and mid-to-upper 50's with mostly sun around the bay and inland. >> if san jose we do not see fog in the like shot and 87 headed northbound, and the headlights beyond the pavilion, southern san jose, morgan hill and gil
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
than 150 dream liner flights per day. abc news, washington. >> president he obama welcomed afghan president hamid karzai afghan president hamid karzai to the white housemi plans for a draw down of u.s. troops in afghanistan. saying the u.s. will shift to a support role. change is expected this spring and will allow the u.s. too begin withdrawing some of the 66,000 troops currently deployed to afghanistan. mr. obama says changes will speed up plans to end the war by the year 2014. >> devastating blows we've struck against al qaeda, our core objective. reason we went to war in the first place is now within ensuring al qaeda can never again use afghanistan to launch attacks against our country. >> the president said any agreement on draw downs must include an immunity agreement where u.s. troops are not subject to afghan law. >> vice president biden bhet a group from the video game industry wrapping up a week of conferences about gun violence and safety. electronic arts represented in redwood city. many of the games have been criticized for glamourizing gun violence. ride biden said
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
forward to taking a break for a little while. >> labor secretary hilda solese is leaving the obama administration, saying she's submitted her letter to the president today, saying she made the decision to leave after discussing it can family and close friends. >> white house chief of staff jack lu is expected to be president obama's pick to lead the trer yuy department. sources say he's choosing lu because of his wide variety of experience, if confirmed he would replace tim think geithner. >> washington national cathedral began performing same-sex weddings today. the cathedral is the most prominent episcopal church, holding celebrations and fun ralz for former u.s. presidents. >> a sacramento woman found a stranger sleeping on her couch. she woke frup a sleep only to find some guy on the coach sound aleap with his feet up. she woke the man, told him sheets shees going get coffee, then came back and confronted whim a machete. >> you snead to sit here and you're going wait for the cops. you're going to jai. i was like no. son, you're staying right there.5éao i was like don't try to
ABC
Jan 5, 2013 8:00am PST
who has been busted for coning parking lot 1111111g >> katie: tonight president obama heads back to washington from his hawaiian holiday vacation. he says he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the federal deficit as he prepares to battle with congress over the national debt ceiling but he wants congress to raise the debt limit. lawmakers threatened inaction on that and credited rating was downgraded. >> as i said earlier this week, one thing i won't compromise is congress should pay for a tab they already racked up. if congress refuses to give the ability to pay bills on time, global economy could be catastrophic. last time they threatened this action our entire economy suffered for it. >> katie: the republican response by michigan congressman dave kemp, it's i'm to identify responsible ways to tackle wasteful spending. >>> white house officials say president obama is expected to nominate chuck hagel of nebraska to be defense secretary. >> the scandal over hidden cash has taken a new turn with release of a scathing report. it turns out the money wa
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
ongoing search coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00 this morning. >> president obama is back in washington, dc, this morning, after spending nine days vacationing in hawaii with the first family arriving back at white house yesterday. new numbers tallied by abc shows he played five rounds of golf on vacation. the president and first family spent two afternoons enjoying the beach. he spent an afternoon with his daughters and finally the president interrupted the vacation for six days to head back to negotiate the fiscal cliff talks in washington. >> playoff fever is gripping the bay area and this morning at 10:00, the nineers divisional playoff tickets are on sale through ticket master holding the green bay packer on saturday at 5:00 p.m. and the number of seats is limited so visit ticket exchange to try to find additional seats. more tickets could come available later because of returns. fat chance. those tickets are made only available through ticket master. >> i am setting my timer for 9:59. still ahead, the biggest event with everything high tech, what to expect ahead of open
ABC
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
people back to work. >> president obama has said he will not negotiate with congress on whether they should pay their bills. some republicans are now criticizing his fiscal leadership. >> what is really disappointing to me is that the president isn't generating a discussion on his own help has to be dragged kicking and screaming to the table when he have these other big issues like the debt ceiling to get him to talk about it. i wish he would lead. >> after nancy pelosi appeared on national tv it was off to her annual happy new year's celebration in san francisco. she was greeted with a roar of applause at the presidio. the meeting answers the delance si street foundation. considered the country's leading residential self-help organization for the homeless, ex-cops. pelosi was instrumental in getting federal money for the program. >> wasn't bad outside. >> leigh: showers this morning and then as we forecasted last night, moved out quickly and actually saw lots of clearing this afternoon. even a nice sunset. but the sun is down now. as you look from the high definition east bay camera
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 4:30am PST
sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. president obama wants a report from biden's task force with policy plans by the end of the month. bay area congressman thompson is holding similar meetings here. our reporter will have more on that in ten minutes. >> the petaluma police are warning parents when a man tried to lure a 14-year-old in his car on monday afternoon. investigators say the man asked the girl who attends another girl if she needed a ride and she refused and continued walking. police say the man apologized but insisted she get in the car. she flagged down a passerby for help and the suspect drove off. detectives describe the man as hispanic, approximately 20 to 30, with no facial hair, bald, and a tan complexion and was wearing a black t-shirt. >> this morning, oakland police will reveal details on the second theft in two months at the oakland museum of california. this time, burglars stole an $800,000 golden box which happened on monday morning. the burglars stole a piece of quartz from the gold rush era. >> a water emergency is forcing an oakland hospital to postp
ABC
Jan 4, 2013 5:00am PST
senate in the next two weeks but an official date is not set. president obama nominated senator jesus christ last -- senator john kerry last most to replace secretary of state, hillary clinton who will step down. she plans to return to work while she continues treatments for a blood clot near her brain^. >> top members of congress accuse the c.i.a. of misleading the makers of the osama bin laden raid film saying the filmmakers were told harsh interrogation techniques tracked down the terrorist mastermind but waterboarding and other similar mods produced no useful intelligence it was found. senators feinstein and john mccain want to know what information the filmmakers were given. >> the clock has turned 5:51. can you hear me now? facebook consider as new service to let users reach out to friends. >> a challenge of raising a baby. how a new study says parents should deal with crying [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? you
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
meet with president obama at the white house for meetings. car difficult is in the united states to discuss security in afghanistan. he has a wish list of military equipment including drones and helicopters. >> traffic and weather are next on abc7 news and a like look outside at golden gate bridge right now with headlights coming into san francisco showing it is all clear with our meteorologist, mike nicco, with the full act weather forecast. we will check with the abc7 traffic center as well. >> look at this: apocalypse vision with the sky turning red over the normally sunny >> good morning, again, at 6:40 on friday. it is not freezing cold. we have to contend with the wind chill. the winds are gusting to nearly 30 miles per hour and 23 in novato. dress in layers this morning. 49 in livermore and morgan hill, the cool spots. most of us around 50 to 52 and sunny and breezy. calmer and around 50 for saturday and sunday and warmer, low-to-mid 50's on monday. >> caltrain reporting 30 to 40-minute delay for train 520 beyond,ryville because of mechanical problems and no other mass transi
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
process of putting forces in charge of afghan security. president obama said it help accelerate withdrawal of 50,000 forces in afghanistan. >> public memorial will be held tomorrow for the teenager who went missing after a new year's eve music festival. the body found on friday in, a snow bank near the snow globe music festival. the sheriff's department says there are no signs of foul play but they're waiting for results of an autopsy. the memorial will be held tomorrow in petta lum yachl the family is asking those who attend to wear pink. her favorite color. >> a san francisco legend has passed away. more on vivienne brown. >> in the small knob hill cafe, a corner table sits empty two. nights per week was hem to one of the biggest attractions. >> the identical twins who graced countless ads weren't just guests. they were entertainment. >> people were asking for autographs? >> always. everyone would get up, twins loved it. >> strolling through union square, they were recognizable. >> watching them every day. they had the same thing on. >> those walks ended after her sister was h
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am PST
large shiite community. people are warned to look out for anything suspicious. >> president obama welcomes president karzai to the white house to discuss the future of the united states war in afghanistan. karzai attended a work dinner with secretary of state, hillary clinton yesterday. he also visited the pentagon where he was greeted by defense secretary panetta. sources say karzai arrived with a wish lit of military equipment including drones and helicopters and other hardware to ensure afghan security when nato forces leave at the end of next year. >> 5:45. check in flights higher at the super bowl gets closer. >> and the job a at american express which is cutting 5,400 jobs scheduled to take place this year mostly in travel services as consumers increasingly book online. and the pentagon is authorizing senior managers to freeze fan hiring and cut travel and dismiss temporary workers because of spending cuts that could kick in if congress and the president do not agree on a deficit reduction plan by march. >> looks like it will cost you more to host the super bowl party. chick
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
released this photo of the pot right there which filled dozens of bags. >> president obama makes his pick for treasury secretary and why the nominee is promising to work on his penmanship. >> a concern about this year's flu season: could the nation be running out of flu stop. >> and this pod of whales has been trapped by ice in >> public health officials are concerned about the nation's supply of flu vaccine with the worse problem in a decade. more than 128 million of the supply have been used and 29 states report higher-than-normal cases and health officials are concerned because we are just now entering the height of the flu season. the early onset and severe strain or reasons for the difficult season affecting the nation. >> governor brown has declared an end to california's budget deficit. he has the state budget proposal an hour ago. the big winner in the budget plan is public education which will get more than $2.5 billion extra to fund k-12 and community college education. the uc and csu systems get an additional $250 million each. it calls for change to the program that transfers
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
worth of electricity. san jose has installed the most panels. president obama signed a bill designating pinnacles national monument as the newest national park. that opens the door for more visitors. california has nine national parks more than any other state. >> dan: let's talk about this cold weather. >> carolyn: it's really going to get cold, sandhya. >> time to turn up the heat. extra blanket on the bed. live picture it's going to get cold tonight. it is freezing and live picture from high definition roof camera. look at the bay bridge showing off the parking lead lights, beautiful display there and look at live doppler 7. showers are gone. the snow is long gone and clear skies we are expecting a chilly night. temperatures right now already in the 40s. oakland is only place where we're seeing 50 degree temperature. down to 42 in fairfield. freezing cold and cool afternoons into the weekend. dry and milder as we head into next week. here is a look at the lows. by morning you are going to need to bundle up. 33 degrees in san jose. 31 in fremont. 33 richmond, oakland 36, 3
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 8:00am PST
flu shots we have a list of resources at abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama is talking about a timetable for ending involvement in the war in afghanistan. president has invited hamid karzai to the white house to discuss an exit strategy in the coming months. he'll announce the next phase of the drawdown by the end of 2014, america's war in afghanistan will be over with plenty of work to be done at home. >> we need to rebuild is our own. as we do, we have to take care of our troops and veterans who fought in our name. we have to grow our economy and shrink our deficits, create new jobs. we have to fix our infrastructure and immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence. >>> the republican response calls forereducing the deficit by cutting social programs while preserving the nation's military. >> joe biden met with a group from the video game industry yesterday wrapping up a week of conferences about gun safety. many of the games of redwood shores have gla
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am PST
children can get flu shots for free. >>> new this morning, president obama is talking about a timetable for ending america's involvement in the war in afghanistan. the president has invited afghanistan's president, karzai, to the white house to discuss an exit strategy. in the coming months they will announce the next phase of the draw down, allowing afghan force to take the lead in securing their country. he said by the end of 2014 america's war in afghanistan will be over with work to be done at home. >> the nation we need to rebuild is our own. as we do, we have to take care of our troops and veterans who fought in our name. we have to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. create new jobs and boost family incomes. we have to fix our infrastructure and our immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> the republican response by nebraska senator deb fischer calls for reducing the deficit by cutting social programs while preserving the nation's military. >>> vic
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Jan 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
week. >> she intends to testify about at tack in benghazi, libya. president obama nominated senator john kerry to replace her, kerry needs to be confirmed by the senate. >> now that the fiscal cliff deal is done, financial world looking to tim think geithner, who will step down around the time of president obama's inauguration january 20th even if there isn't a deal to raise the debt ceiling. the 51-year-old has been a key figure in fiscal cliff talks. white house chief of staff yord to be in the lead for that job. >> lawmakers took an oath of office. the house reelected john boehner as speaker. among those sworn in were two from the bay area, jared houghman. the district covers the north coast to oregon border and eric swalwell, representing california's new 15th district, peting incumbent, pete stark. it's expected to be a challenging first few months for lawmakers with several deadlines looming. here in washington it's out with the old, in with the new. do you swear and affirm you'll support the united states of the united states? >> the congress was sworn n it's a diverse gru. t
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Jan 8, 2013 11:00am PST
shooting, president obama issued a call to action. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> dealers say the threat of stricter gun[éx c!, u.u.] contrd a surge in sales. >> should anything change, they have what they need. >> vice president biden is heading up the effort. at white house he will meet with victims groups and gun rights advocates. >> you can see more of the exclusive interview with congresswoman gabrielle giffords tonight on "world news" at 5:30 right here on abc7. >> most north koreans have never accessed the internet but today the government showed plenty the google c.e.o. schmidt and bill richardson showing students surfing the web and using goon. schmidt is a long time advocate of internet freedom but the access is rare and limited to nose only with gun permission. >> and leigh glaser is here with mike nicco. >> we have been in the fog today. i will show you the east bay right now from our high definition camera, looking on the valley there. the good news is a lost this is lifting. when it does the temperatures will warm up. we will look at the n
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Jan 10, 2013 4:30am PST
violence in the wake of recent mass shooting. >> president obama is expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew today as the next secretary of the treasury. he is a federal budget expert who is known as a tough bargainerring. if confirmed he takes the job as the administration is preparing for a new confrontation with congressional republicans over debt and deficit. he replaces geithner who is moving back to new york to be with his family. >> the stage is set for the hollywood award season. in an hour the oscar nominations are announced. expect historic based films to get a lot of attention with "argo" and "zero dark 30" and "lincoln" and daniel day lewis will get surely another nomination and jennifer lawrence is also up. keep it here for the oscar nominations coming up after 5:30 like here on the abc7 morning news. we will stream the announcement like at abc7news.com and you can see would wins on sunday, february 24 when the oscars are announced like right here on abc7. seth mcfarland is the host. >> any favorites? >> i like them all. >> so diplomatic. >> mike ni
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Jan 5, 2013 6:00am PST
toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >> tonight president obama heads back to washington from his hawaii vacation. in his weekly radio address he said he's willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the federal deficit as he prepares to battle with congress over the national debt ceiling. but he repeated his insistence that congress must raise the debt limit to pay for the debt they already created. when lawmakers threatened inaction on that last year, the nation's credit rating was downgraded. >> as i said earlier this week, one thing i i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay for the bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay their bills on time the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. last time they threatened this action our entire economy suffered for t our families and our businesses can't afford that dangerous game again. >>> the republican response by michigan congressman dave camp said it's time to identify respon
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Jan 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
obama being briefed after it happened last month. you can see he appeared to be somber as he spoke with john brennan and said that was quote, the worst day of his presidency. >> berkeley assembly woman nancy skinner plans to reintroduce legislation to tighten ammunition purchases requiring all to show identification and require all ammunition sales be reported to the department of justice. among other things banning kits converting clips to high capacity magazines. she introduced similar legislation in august following the colorado movie theater massacre but it stalled. congress woman jackie speier will serve as vice chair of a new prevention task force that will investigate new steps congress can take now and in the future to prevent shootings like the one in newtown, connecticut. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi providing an alternate picture posted on flick. this after the congress was sworn n the woman lined up for a group photo. now, here is the picture the office released showing four house members who arrived too late for the picture. pelosi says it's an accurate his store
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Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
cabinet officers and balancing the budget. here is more. >> for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns to from hawaii to a climate that is chilly. he has chosen chuck hagel as secretary of defense. he would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some have questioned how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is running an ad against hagel. >> even the top senate republican says she reservation judgment. >> i'm going wait and see how the hearings go and see whether chuck's view square with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, served in this country as united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury-secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of his economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to pay america's's bills and across the board cuts kick in march 1st and the government will run out of all control
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Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
! >>> nebraska republican senator chuck hagel is president obama's choice for secretary of defense. a vietnam vet, hagel tonight is facing fire of a different kind. abc 7's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if force is to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side by side with his 19-year-old brother tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety and another a month later when hagel himself on fire from a landmine rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side when the major blast came up and i was burned up and down the left side of my body. i grabbed tom first and he was out and
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Jan 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
that could allow to you call your friends for free forever. >> plus capturing the worst day of obama presidency. stay with ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> man used hidden camera and computer spyware to stalk his ex girlfriend sentenced to 20 years in prison today. the boyfriend a graduate at uc berkeley terrorized her for months. here's reporter lee paint frer sacramento. >>reporter: jose sophisticated and relentless stalking of ex girl tend put him behind bars for the next 19 years. she requested her face not shown at sentencing. >> over two years i was able to be able to address the court and let them know how i feel in and how i saw things. >>reporter: he was a successful ivy league student. >> he has friends and family who know him at his best when he's succeeding n.our circumstances he was rejected and he wasn't in control of the situation. and that's what made him the manipulative, de
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Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
time since president obama took office. nra will take part in a series of meet thtion week organized by biden to address gun violence. president obama appointed biden to lead the panel following the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. vice president gun violence task force will bring together victim group and other stake holders in the issue. group will put together a package of recommendations which will then be presented to the president for consideratio consideration. >>> the family of a former fbi agent who was kidnapped in iran released new image of the 65-year-old man. you can see robert levinson draped in chains and dressing what appears to be a mock prison uniform holding a sign that reads help me. he's now 64. he will be 65. levinson kidnapped while on business trip to iran can i remember island in 2007. you can see in the series of photographs how much he changed over the years. dramatic. washington its working still through diplomatic channel to try to get him released. >>> one more note from oversea overseas. the only known suspect jailed in connection with the d
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Jan 9, 2013 9:00pm PST
right now. i'm walking out the door. >> dan: labor secretary is leaving the obama administration. in a message to her colleague she says she submitted her resignation to president obama today. she says she made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends. meantime, ite house chief of staff jack lew is expected to lead the treasury department. he is choosing him because of wide variety of experience. if confirmed he would replace tim geithner. because of the possible nomination, lew is taking fire for messy signature. that is what you seeing believe it or not. that says jack lew. they call it the world's worst significant. the signature is generating so much interest it would appear on all dollar bills if he is confirmed. he would try to improve his pen manship if he gets the job. >> it turns out that 90% of filers will pay a tax preparer or use a computer software service. tax code is ten times longer than the bible. complicated tax laws even have irs driag until january 30th so it can catch up with the new laws that are out there. >> there is no sort aj
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Jan 3, 2013 9:00pm PST
president obama few week ago i told him about our quarterly dinner i said mr. president if you want to see bipartisanship in washington invite the women senator to help you get it done. he loved the idea. he plans to invite us to the white house. >>reporter: so they say they are ready to tackle big issues like jobs. transportation. immigration. but it's their male counter part who keep reopening roe vs. wade and contraception. >> most of us would agree that the government doesn't have a place in that. it's really individual family whose should make thos decisions. >> i'm pro choice so i don't disagree with what my friend jean just said but i think those issues should be settled and should not be the main focus of debate. >> i don't think they are entirely settled. that's the problem. there were amendment introduced to say that women wouldn't have access to health insurance coverage for birth control. there was a question raised about whether or not we'll really have enforcement equal pay for all work law. boy if that's the case, then we better stand up and we better speak out. >> but i
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Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
50% on the closeout of our silver limited edition bed. ends sunday. >> president obama says the u.s. role in afghanistan will shift to a support role this spring as he continues to draw down u.s. troops. mr. obama spoke alongside after began president karzai at the white house today. karen has the latest. >> after more than 11 years war in afghanistan is america longest war. and today president obama afghan president karzai announce accelerated time line for afghan forces to take the lead on security. >> starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training. advising. assisting afghan forces. >> american forces will be no longer present in afghan village. >>reporter: by the end of 2014 afghan forces will be expected to take full responsibility for their nation security. what happens after that is still up in the air. 66,000 u.s. traps remain in afghanistan and president obama said today they will fight alongside afghan forces as needed. but the administration has made it mostly clear it wants to get out at quickly as possible. today mr. 0many obama said 2 key goal
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